Greene (4-3) blew his fourth save as he allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth, but he was able to pitch a scoreless ninth to pick up the win Friday against the White Sox. With runners on first and second and two outs in the eighth, Greene came in and gave up a game-tying single. But Greene stayed on, completed a scoreless ninth, and the Tigers managed to manufacture a run in the ninth to get him the win. The run was charged to setup man Alex Wilson, who put both runners on and managed to record just one out in the eighth.
Greene pitched a scoreless inning on one walk while striking out one to earn his seventh save Friday against the Blue Jays. Greene was protecting a one-run lead, and had little trouble closing the door on the Blue Jays. He has converted each of his seven save opportunities since taking over the closer role Aug. 1, and he's been a very useful fantasy option at the closer position.
Greene allowed one run on a hit and a walk over an inning of work in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Rockies. Greene has been solid as the Tigers' closer, as he's converted all six save opportunities since Justin Wilson was traded. However, he's also been scored on three times over his last six outings. Greene hasn't allowed more than a single run in an outing since June, though, so even when he's been scored on, he's been able to keep potential rallies in check. With a 2.61 ERA and 10.0 K/9, Greene should remain a strong fantasy closer moving forward.
Greene struck out two in a clean ninth inning for his sixth save Monday against Colorado. Since picking up the closer's role in August, Greene has gone 6-for-6 in save opportunities, including six multi-strikeout efforts in a span of nine appearances. The 28-year-old has his ERA down to 2.65, including a pristine 1.54 mark in 10 games this month.
Greene allowed no runs on one hit while striking out three across 1.2 innings to earn his fifth save Saturday against the White Sox. Greene was protecting a three-run lead and earned his second consecutive save while pitching more than one inning. He's saved five games this month, and with a 2.70 ERA, he's been a useful option for fantasy managers.
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